Hornets’ Gordon Hayward Sustains Broken Finger

New Hornets forward Gordon Hayward has suffered an avulsion fracture of his right fifth metacarpal, the team announced today in a press release. In layman’s terms, Hayward broke the bone at the base of his pinky finger, sustaining the injury during Charlotte’s preseason game vs. Toronto on Monday.

According to the Hornets, the injury will sideline Hayward for the club’s preseason contest on Thursday against Orlando. After that, he’ll be considered day-to-day.

While it seems Hayward hasn’t shed his bad injury luck since moving from Boston to Charlotte, this injury doesn’t sound as serious as many of the health issues he dealt with as a Celtic.

According to Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer, the Hornets don’t believe Hayward will require surgery — the expectation is that he’ll be able to return to action when he feels he can comfortably manage the pain and perform effectively.

The Hornets’ regular season schedule gets underway next Wednesday in Cleveland.

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30 thoughts on “Hornets’ Gordon Hayward Sustains Broken Finger

  1. KnickerbockerAl

    Already come on now. I’m rooting for Hayward. He’s one of the good guys. I think they should play Ball SF. At 6’9” it’s going to be his best position. Good time to check it out. Broken finger at least 6-8 wks.

    • harden (mvp),wall, and wood

      LeMelo is more like 6’7″, which is still very tall for a PG.

      6’10” on the other hand is probably too tall. Simmons is not a PG.

      • KnickerbockerAl

        He measured 6’8” in socks. He’s 6’9” in sneakers. Check out when he was measured for his physical. It was a surprise to all. He had a growth spurt in last yr. He won’t fill out til at least another two yrs.

    • bigguccisosa300

      Have you even watched the guy or are you basing that purely on his height? The kid is not a wing

    • Simmons>Russ

      Y’all must be old heads. Who cares how tall the kid is, he 100% isn’t a SF. He’s very thin, isn’t a good defender and he’s got that guard mentality.

      He’s a combo guard, probably best at point but can play the two cause of his size and shooting.
      Penny Hardaway is a great comparison, 6’7, can play both guard spots, and has a career average of roughly 15-5-5 with good steal and block numbers. If Ball can improve his defence and improve his consistency he’s going to be around that level. In his prime a 20-7-5 guy but with just so much potential.
      Someone brought up Ben Simmons, Simmons used to play the 3, and he’s got the size to go with the height we’re he wouldn’t get out muscled and bullied but the one thing which stops Ben playing the three is spacing and lack of shooting.

      Y’all old heads aren’t modern enough for position-less basketball. Bron went from a SF his whole career to a PG for a year and won a ring. Simmons is 6’9 and plays the 1 and you all want him in the forwards. Height just isn’t what it used to be, it’s all about versatility, two way ability, spacing and IQ. Not Size, defence, strength and etc like back in the day

      • Special Agent

        Dude, old head here. Pee into this cup please. Ball is not a combo guard, Penny is a very poor comp and Ball is never averaging 20 a game unless he is shooting 25 shots a game and being a terribly inefficient scorer and drag on his team’s offense.

        Respect your elders, homie.

  2. buttholesurfer69

    Nothing to see here – unless he goes for surgery…
    But a pinky should be all good I would think

  3. nikumistry

    It laymans terms its NOT a broken pinky finger. The metacarpals are the bones in the palm of your hand – not your fingers (those are your phalanges). Hayward has broken his 5th metacarpal which is the bone in the palm of the hand in line with the pinky finger….

  4. bigguccisosa300

    Sucks but it’s hard to feel bad for the guy. He’s SECURED the BAG twice now.

  5. mike.honcho

    Danny Ainge, probably looking all angelic and smug, like the time he hit Mario Elie’s face with the perfect fastball.

  6. Lookatcurryman

    lol, hornets ain’t making da playoffs dis year if hayward keeps getting injured. imagine dumping dwayne bacon to da g league for some g league talents who aint’ gonna give u star power or a chance at da playoffs. they like da same hornets from last year, dumping their rotation players who hardly get an opportunity like for example hernangomez and biyombo. instead, they relied on zeller who is solid at offense tbh but they had one of da worse defenses in da league. letting opponents score at least 70 percent in da paint.

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